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Child Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development provides students with the opportunity to explore the relationship between theory, research and practice. The curriculum reflects an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children and families and the social contexts that influence development.


A variety of opportunities for practicum experiences in school settings, community and recreational agencies, hospitals, and parent and family life education programs are available. These experiences provide students with direct contact with consumers and the organizations and professionals who work with children and families within the region. Opportunities for original research are available as well.  The BA degree in Child Development also provides an excellent pathway to graduate programs in a number of fields.


Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intimate Relationships in Our Diverse Society (3) *
  • Intimate Relationships in Our Diverse Society (3)
  • Development Across the Lifespan (Conception to Adolescence) (3) *
  • Development Across the Lifespan (Adulthood and Aging) (3) *
  • Techniques for the Study of Children (3)
  • Ethnic Identity and Awareness in Children and Families (3) *
  • Social and Emotional Development (3)
  • Child and Adolescent Cognition (3)
  • Language Development (3)
  • Urban Families and Resilience (3) *
  • Parent-Child Development Over the Family Life Cycle (3)
  • Family Life Education Methods and Professional Ethics (3)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Students need to meet the following requirements for admission to the major:

•    Completion of CHDV1400 with a grade of “C” or better;•    Students must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for admission to the major.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6632 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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